Four bits of vendor news worth keeping up with from around the industry and the world:
Ciena and Ericsson have teamed up to quadruple service capacity for Telstra. They have deployed 400GE technology between Telstra’s core routers and switches, leveraging Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical platform to upgrade from 100GE. Telstra’s upgraded infrastructure will enable them to continue to meet growing traffic demands across their network infrastructure.
Nokia has had two interesting announcements lately. Yesterday they won a 5 year nationwide 5G deal with Ice Norway. Nokia’s AirScale gear and other supporting technology will enable the upgrade of 3200 base stations and the deployment of another 3900. Meanwhile, way over in Korea they have teamed up with Contela to demonstrate private 5G interoperability.
Cambridge Broadband Networks Group says that its gear has been deployed by FirstComm. Their VectaStar Flex technology will enable FirstComm to better leverage the A2/A3 licensed spectrum across six metro areas in Ohio. They had already been using A1 spectrum, and the upgrade will enable better enterprise access, backhaul, and regional ISP network connectivity.
And Calix is helping AcenTek reduce network power consumption by 73%. AcenTek will be using Calix’s Intelligent Access EDGE platform and other gear across its FTTH footprint in the upper Midwest, eliminating legacy gear and infrastructure. The upgrades also enable the delivery of managed WiFi to subscribers, cutting home system energy consumption by 50%.
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